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Word: homeostasis

Definition: tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm


Sentences Containing 'homeostasis'

Certain portions should be established for balance of nutrients to maintain homeostasis.
Growth hormone is important in maintaining muscle homeostasis, and it has been suggested that low levels may be responsible for delayed healing of muscle microtrauma in fibromyalgia.
If no danger is discovered, executive function dismisses the matter, signals the amygdala to end the release of stress hormones, thus allowing a return to homeostasis.
It also functions as buffering agent in maintaining acid base homeostasis in the human body.
It is proposed that drugs such as proguanil act to disrupt retinoid homeostasis.
LRH-1 plays a critical role in the regulation of development, cholesterol transport, bile acid homeostasis and steroidogenesis.
Normal glucose homeostasis is controlled by three interrelated processes.
Purified water lacks minerals and ions such as calcium that play key roles in biological functions such as in nervous system homeostasis, and are normally found in potable water.
The calbindin proteins were shown as likely elements in the inhibitory circuitry of the claustrum, while the calretinin most likely served as calcium buffer to maintain homeostasis.
These glucose-sensing neurons are concentrated primarily in the ventromedial nucleus and arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus, which regulate many aspects of glucose homeostasis (especially the response to hypoglycemia), fuel utilization, satiety and appetite, and weight maintenance.
This suggests that the thyroid gland is releasing an abnormal amount of calcitonin, resulting in the disruption of calcium level homeostasis.

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